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Arctic Killer Whales
In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2012 and provided by NOAA Fisheries, four killer whales, part of a group of 13, swim in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Barrow, Alaska. The whales were spotted on a survey flight recording bowhead whales and other marine mammals in a joint project between the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and other federal agencies. Scientists say the killer whales may be mammal-eating orcas that follow gray whales to northern waters. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, Cynthia Christman)